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A06450 Summary:

COSPNSRThiele, Arroyo, Stirpe, Cruz, Blake, Epstein, Jaffee, Sayegh, Cook, Rivera, Rosenthal L, D'Urso, Brabenec, Ashby, Quart, Williams, Carroll, Ra, Jean-Pierre, Fernandez, Norris, Griffin, Ryan, Hunter
MLTSPNSRBuchwald, De La Rosa, DeStefano, Giglio, Hevesi, Taylor, Walsh, Wright
Amd §305, Ed L
Relates to requiring the commissioner of education to establish and enforce rules and regulations to incorporate the structured multisensory approach into the already required literacy curriculum for all teachers.
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A06450 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                      March 7, 2019
        Introduced  by M. of A. SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring the incorpo-
          ration of the  structured  multisensory  approach  into  all  required
          literacy courses for prospective teachers

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
     2  subdivision 57 to read as follows:
     3    57. The commissioner shall establish and enforce rules and regulations
     4  requiring every institution of higher education that offers  a  graduate
     5  or  undergraduate degree or certification program in education or educa-
     6  tional administration located within the state to incorporate  evidence-
     7  based,  effective  methods  of  teaching  reading,  which  shall include
     8  instruction in direct and explicit structured  multisensory  approaches,
     9  also  known as structured literacy, within the current required literacy
    10  curriculum.
    11    § 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day  after  it  shall
    12  have become a law.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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